Join us for this exciting Symposium 2021

2021 is the 10-year anniversary of the South African Addiction Medicine society. Due to COVID19, we will not be able to host our annual symposium. We are therefore hosting a 2-part webinar series to commemorate this occasion. The aim of the webinar series would be peer education and training in the field of addiction care.

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CPD Accredited

Dr Kavendren Odayar is a psychiatrist in Gqeberha. He is a senior lecturer for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Stellenbosch. Dr Odayar is currently completing the MPhil in Addictions Psychiatry under the supervision of Dr L Weich. Dr Odayar supervises a monthly dual diagnosis clinic in Gqeberha. A number of patients with ADHD and substance use present to the clinic. As a result, Dr Odayar has become interested in expanding our understanding of these two complex syndromes. With a background in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr Odayar advocates for early intervention for our dual diagnosis patients.

Dr Lucy Jarvis is a psychiatrist and senior lecturer in the department of psychiatry at the university of Stellenbosch. She is currently the consultant on the therapeutic unit at Stikland Hospital and has an interest in borderline personality disorder and substance use disorders.

Dr Hemant Nowbath is a psychiatrist in Durban. He qualified in Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand and specialised in Kwazulu-Natal. He is in private practice and holds a part time academic appointment at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. He has published and presented on a variety of interests including “Chess and Psychiatry” and “Prejudice, discrimination and mental illness.” He recently co-authored a social history, “Asherville-Springtown: People and Place”. He sees no ethical conflict between the socialist ideology of his youth and his current taste for good whisky and golf. He is a founder member and past president of the South African Addiction Medicine Society and served on the executive of the Durban Chess Club.